Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC) PhD Scholarships now open for submissions

Up to nine scholarships are available to UK applicants applying to study a PhD within the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC), hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds.

Doctoral research students in LITAC will develop the ability to pursue research that advances the disciplines of textile technology, textile and fashion design, polymer science, and colour science and technology to find solutions to global challenges using advanced research tools and techniques. They will learn how to derive implications from their research results and communicate their findings to policy makers, practitioners, academics and industrial partners.

The successful applicant will join the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC), a collaborative, multi-disciplinary research institute addressing global challenges in colour, fashion and textiles through research and innovation, as well as teaching. We are particularly focused on the development of innovative science and technology, materials, methods and processes. Technology-driven sustainable development is a major part of our work, hosted by the School of Design at the University of Leeds. The School of Design is a world leading research centre with a focus in creativity and developing innovative materials and manufacturing solutions with interdisciplinary researchers and industrial partners.

The LITAC funded PhD Scholarship programme provides funding for UK University fees, an annual maintenance grant of 16,263 GBP and a significant element of training expenses in order to support doctoral research students and enable them to develop skills in analysis of different types of data using a range of techniques and approaches.

The Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC) is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary international research institute co-founded in 2021 by The Clothworkers’ Company and the University of Leeds. LITAC is building on a unique heritage of nearly 150 years of teaching and research in colour and textiles. As a collaborative international research Institute, we apply our expertise, working together with external partners, both industrial and academic from across the world, to address global challenges and ensure sustainable development in textile and colour industries.

The deadline to apply for the scholarships is Friday 1 April 2022 with a funding start date of Wednesday 1 June.

For further details on each Scholarship opportunity, and how to apply, please see the individual opportunities page.

For more information please contact the Graduate School Office.